Slow Down...Be a Smooth Operator
Aggressive driving occurs when an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses that endangers other people or property. Aggressive driving behaviors include a variety of dangerous driving maneuvers including speeding, tailgating, running red lights and stop signs, improper passing, and weaving.. In Maryland, speed was a contributing factor to more than 200 deaths and 11,000 injuries. For the past 8 years, the Smooth Operator Program's public education campaign has worked to provide education, information and solutions for the problem of aggressive driving. Smooth Operator adheres to a multi-pronged 4 E’s approach:
1) Enforcement – Stepped-up patrols and police activity.
2) Education – Public education, relations and awareness campaigns.
3) Evaluation – Constant research and evaluation of campaign activities.
4) Engineering – Physical transportation and roadway solutions.
For more information on aggressive driving or other traffic safety information, visit www.choosesafetyforlife.com.